Breast Reduction Patient #1
This is a 38-year-old woman from Chicago who presented complaining of having enlarged breasts. She suffered from associated neck pain, shoulder pain, shoulder grooving from the bra straps, and skin irritation along the breast crease, especially during the warm weather. Upon physical examination, she was found to have markedly large, dense breasts. Preoperatively, she wore a size 36G brassiere and wished to be a C or D cup post-operatively.
In view of her symptoms and physical findings, Dr. Sweis considered in the patient’s best interest to proceed with a bilateral breast reduction using the inferior pedicle approach. Her postoperative pictures were taken 7 months following breast reduction.